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Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti WANTS Chelsea move

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti WANTS to join Chelsea this summer.

Umtiti would rather join Chelsea than Manchester United... but the Blues prefer Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes.

Prior to the suspension of the Premier League, the Blues sat in a Champions League qualification position - despite having the leakiest defence of any team in the top seven.

And boss Frank Lampard is keen to recruit a new defender to help shore things up.

The Daily Star says the club have made initial contact with Barcelona regarding Samuel Umtiti.

But the Frenchman is currently a back-up plan for if they fail to land Gabriel from Lille.

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